The word documentation in the teaching profession causes anxiety, I believe, for many teachers. It’s not that teachers don’t think it is a valuable tool…it’s the time element and the how. What form? What should I document? How do I say more in less? What do I do with the information? How do I find the time to support that child after I have analyzed all the documentation data? Sigh…
Today I’m taking a personal day to document life. Translation: I’m scrapbooking at a weekend crop. I’ve just recently began scrap booking again after a long hiatus. Other life things pushed into the way. I am hooked again. It is life therapy…I reflect on the lives of my family and friends as I arrange pictures on a page and document life. Often I wish that I had asked better questions of the generations before me when they were here…there are so many missing pieces to my memories and understanding. Hopefully my children will appreciate this gift of love…time taken to document life but not clean house and other tasks.
So off I go! Supplies are not packed yet and the daylight hours are burning. I didn’t have the time to organize like I planned but still have to get moving to write and create pages…document life.
This is a book that Ruth recommended to me to think differently about scrapbooking. Actually it is her book…I better return it! Although my pictures are not totally organized as of yet I have made a great start. I can stand to walk into the room where I keep my supplies and not be overwhelmed. This book is not cheap on Amazon (must be out of print) …hopefully there are other sites where you can purchase this book.